Community Cooldown

by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA

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Share these interactive wind-down “games” with active agers.

Life isn’t predictable, so why should our movements be? Add fun games to your cooldowns to help active agers learn to react to on-the-spot activities in a functional way. The following games include a social neuroscience component that builds camaraderie, upgrades reaction time and improves balance. Try them toward the end of class to get seniors on the same page.

Storks and Gazelles

Purpose: to train gait efficiency and reaction time.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2

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About the Author

Lawrence Biscontini, MA

Lawrence Biscontini, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Lawrence Biscontini, MA, has established fitness history by winning multiple Instructor of the Year Awards from ECA (2010, 2009), IDEA (2004), Can Fit Pro (2004), and ACE (2002). In 2011, Lawrence received the Inner Idea Inspiration Award, and currently he works as Mindful Movement Specialist, Author, and Creative Consultant. Lawrence represents several fitness programs and companies, including BOSU, Gliding, Beamfit, Bender Ball;, Resist-A-Ball; and Power Systems. Lawrence is the creator of Yo-Chi;, star of the television program PurposeFit;, and his most recent books are Running the Show and Cream Rises. Lawrence enjoys inspiring the world to fitness as an author, presenter, and international ambassador for IDEA.